When you are a young adult or adolescent, it is likely that you will experience that last set of molars appearing in the top and the bottom rows of teeth.
Oddly nicknamed ‘wisdom teeth,’ these molars erupting can be a straightforward, painless emergence or, as is true in over 90% of cases, there might be multiple issues that need attending to. Therefore, it is often common practice for dental professionals to recommend the complete removal of these four teeth as soon as they start to appear. At The Healthy Smile Centre, our dentist in Mascot can alleviate any worries you have about the extraction of your wisdom teeth. We aim to make sure that you are comfortable and happy for us to remove your teeth and can provide you with specialist aftercare once these teeth are extracted. So, you have nothing to worry about! But what are some of the most common reasons for wisdom teeth extraction by our dentist in Mascot? Read on to find out. Impacted tooth
As wisdom teeth are located at the very back of the mouth, if you have a full set of molars on your top and bottom jaw, it is likely that there will not be enough room for these teeth to erupt.
This lack of space can cause them to erupt crookedly or even sideways in the jaw, making it very difficult to brush them correctly. If this is the reason for your extraction, our dentist in Mascot will make sure that your teeth are removed swiftly and will provide you with adequate pain relief for the coming few days. Damage
In this instance, we are not talking about your wisdom teeth being damaged. The fact is, for surrounding teeth, wisdom teeth are anything but wise; they can push against them from both under and above the jawline, creating unnecessary pressure in the mouth.
This can damage the second molar and may even allow an infection to occur in that area.
If you notice a pressure where your wisdom tooth is emerging, please come in and see our team as soon as you can. Infection
Another issue with wisdom teeth is the higher than average likelihood of an infection. Gums around the teeth may become infected (pericoronitis), requiring the teeth to be removed. In fact, infections, or prevention of infections, are the most common reasons for wisdom teeth removal. Cysts
All teeth in the mouth begin their life in a small sack; when they start to erupt, this sack usually breaks down normally and is disposed of by the body. On rare occurrences, this sack does not break down and may inflate under the gum line. If you ever notice a large swelling in the location of unerupted wisdom teeth, please call our team for an urgent assessment. Discomfort
Sometimes, due to lack of room in the mouth, wisdom teeth are just uncomfortable. If your wisdom teeth are causing you discomfort, call our team! Disclaimer
All dental treatments carry potential risks. Contact your local dental team for more information about the procedures mentioned in this article.